Peter Tuite is new Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments

Peter Tuite

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Tuite as Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments.

Peter Tuite has built an international reputation as performer, communicator and educator. He comes to Trinity Laban from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, where he was first Head of the Keyboard Faculty and then Senior Dean. As a young performer he won numerous awards, and his performing career has taken him around the world. Most recently he has just finished a making a new film of the Goldberg Variations at the famous Long Room Library, whilst upcoming projects will include the filming and recording of the complete Haydn sonatas for keyboard. 

Peter succeeds Deniz Gelenbe, who will continue to teach at Trinity Laban. In recent years the Piano and Keyboard Instruments department has established itself as a world-leading centre for study. Students and alumni are building successful careers worldwide, and among numerous competition successes, Trinity Laban students have triumphed in two of the last three instances of the Jaques Samuel Piano Competition, which is open to students at the four London conservatoires.

Director of Music Dr Claire Mera-Nelson said: "I’m delighted to welcome Peter Tuite as our new Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments. He brings a wealth of experience, both as a pianist and as a pedagogue, and his incisive and eclectic cultural knowledge and progressive view of music education will be a huge asset to us all."

Peter Tuite said: “Trinity Laban is a place of innovation and tradition, of rigour, of excellence. I’m therefore delighted to be joining such a unique and prestigious institution, and in particular, the Piano and Keyboard Instruments department, which enjoys such an outstanding reputation as a world-leading centre for keyboard study. I’m really looking forward to working with so many gifted teachers and students alike, and to building on the terrific work of my predecessor Deniz Gelenbe.”

For more information on the Trinity Laban Piano and Keyboard Instruments department visit www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/piano